C# - Searching for files using LINQ

By , 9/15/2008
(1 ratings)
Searching for files using LINQ

Needed Namespaces:
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;

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var files = from file in new DirectoryInfo(@"C:\").GetFiles()
            where file.Name.StartsWith("_")
            select file;

Tagged with LINQ, file, seach.


By anonymous_, 9/22/2008
This is a nice example for LINQ, but *don't* actually use it to search for files!!! This is not DLinq, which is transformed into SQL - this actually retrieves an array of _all_ the files in a directory, with all their attributes, and then performs a search in the returned array. This is *a lot* slower if the directory contains lots of files!

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